One of our favorite ways of painting is dot painting. These dot markers are wonderful and J absolutely loves them!
It’s been beautiful around here lately, and I knew I wanted to do something outside with J today. So, I laid out a large sheet of white paper and the dot markers on our back porch, I left the rest of the activity up to J.
All the caps must come off first. See those fine motor skills at work?
A few dots were made.
And then the cars made an appearance. J kept running the cars through the small paint dots and he liked the small lines the wheels made. So, I made a few large circles with the paint so he could make better tire marks.
The caps make great blocks too!
I love activities like this where J can freely create however he wants. It is so awesome to sit back and watch to see what he comes up with.
- Practiced fine motor skills with twisting on and off the caps and stacking them.
- Worked on gross motor skills through crawling on the ground, stamping the paints, and playing with cars.
- Focused on color recognition.
- Learned new letters.
- Practiced words like, stamp, stencil, roll, and stack,
Have you ever used these dot markers? How do your kid’s play with them?